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Old 01 April 2015, 21:39   #73
Mrs Beanbag
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Originally Posted by idrougge View Post
Well, do an "ls usr/bin" or "ls usr/lib" and tell me what the files there do.
I find most of what's in there fairly straightforward as long as you know what the different things are. Package names can often be a little obtuse, but that's nothing to do with where they are... usr/lib stores all the DLLs for all the software. usr/bin stores all the executables. The problem on Linux is just that there are so many of these things, and it's not very nice to have all the executables in one place like that (and mixing system binaries with user applications, too).

It's neat that the Amiga lets you install applications pretty much anywhere you want in the filesystem. I like that. Of course it would make package management quite difficult. But we can think about that another time maybe.
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